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Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
thoughts on the interpretation of the u.s. constitution and what the author means by up to his passages. mr. amar posits the constitution can be understood by the original text alone or historical precedent. akhil reed amar discusses his book with supreme court justice clarence thomas of the national air cried -- archives here in washington. this is about 20 minutes. >> good evening. i'm the archivist of the united states and is a pleasure to welcome you to the national archives in theater this evening. a special welcome to our friends at c-span and the other media outlets who are with us tonight. we have a lot of special guests in the audience today but i want to single out a special welcome to senator mike reed who is a good friend of the national archives, senator reed from utah. [applause] who himself clerked for a future supreme court justice, judge alito when he was at the u.s. court of appeals on the third circuit. welcome. on monday the constitution of the united states turned 225. tonight's program is one of several that the national archives is presenting this month in celebration
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
premier fighting units among the best in u.s. history. the soldiers of the 442nd regimental combat team served with such distinction that 21 of them were awarded the medal of honor. no other regiment in history has this distinction given size and length of service. her legacy as a drumbeat of loyalty, of kurds, honor, dedication and sacrifice. dan inouye served as an infantryman, and listing in 1943 at age 18. within a year he was promoted to sergeant. his performance of combat lead to a battlefield commission as second lieutenant in 1944, age 20. less than a year later, while leading his platoon on an attack on enemy machine-gun positions, he was grievously wounded and permanently disabled. his actions on 21 april 1945 content so, italy with a retired example of strength, stamina, courage and determination. for which he received one of the 21 idols of honor awarded to soldiers. dan inouye another veterans return to war, having achieved something monumental, something as we say larger than themselves. and they sensed they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. t
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